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SCANDAL
Air Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#301) "It's Handled"
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SEASON PREMIERE

OLIVIA FINDS OUT JUST WHAT HER DAD IS CAPABLE OF, IN THE SHOCKING SEASON 3 PREMIERE OF ABC'S "SCANDAL"

"It's Handled" - With Olivia's name out there as the President's mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled. Meanwhile, Olivia's father, Rowan, will stop at nothing to carry out his orders and no one, including Olivia, can stand in his way, on the Season 3 Premiere of "Scandal," THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jacob "Jake" Ballard.

Guest cast TBA.

"It's Handled" was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Tom Verica.

"Scandal" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

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SCANDAL (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/5/12 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) Everyone has secrets... and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation's elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope's team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits" who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand, their own.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant
· Columbus Short as Harrison Wright
· Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan
· Guillermo Diaz as Huck
· Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene
· Joshua Malina as David Rosen
· Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins
· Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
· Scott Foley as Jacob "Jake" Ballard
· Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Grant
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch
CREW INFORMATION:
· Betsy Beers as EP
· Judy Smith as CO-EP
· Paul McGuigan as DIR (Pilot)
· Shonda Rhimes as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Shondaland Productions